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HCMC to need 23,000 workers in September

Released at: 13:45, 28/08/2015

HCMC to need 23,000 workers in September

Better business conditions behind higher demand for workers.

by Minh Tuyet

Ho Chi Minh City will need around 23,000 new workers in September according to the Center for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI) after surveying 1,650 enterprises in the city.

Demand will be in textiles and footwear, real estate, architecture and construction engineering, transport and warehousing, marketing and sales, and food processing.

Deputy General Director of FALMI, Mr. Tran Anh Tuan, said that Ho Chi Minh City is need of unskilled, basically-skilled, vocationally-skilled, and graduate staff, which represent 28, 25, 20, 27 per cent of demand, respectively. There will also be a wide range of part-time jobs for 5,000 workers in entertainment, tourism and restaurants.

According to the City People’s Committee, in August 193,083 people found jobs, an increase of 1,665 people year-on-year. There are 79,490 new workplaces, 7,020 more than in August last year.

During August the city provided welfare to 61,769 unemployed people, a decline of 9,830 against the same period last year.

The demand in September is said to be down to the improving business conditions of enterprises.

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